Integratus: Call for Submissions

Types of Articles

Empirical: using quantitative or qualitative or mixed methods. Full length empirical studies or brief reports

Theoretical: addressing topics related to the practice of psychotherapy or foundational issues (philosophical anthropology, for example); new therapeutic approaches provides a “state-of-the-art” review, including identification of debate(s)/divergent viewpoints, future directions, and clinical application.

Historical: Catholic involvement in psychotherapy and related fields over the Interdisciplinary:the relationship of psychotherapy to adjacent fields, such as spiritual direction and “the cure of souls”;

Clinical Reflections: Practitioners recount their experience of being a Catholic psychotherapist; Particular interest in practitioners’ experiences with emergent topics and clinical issues; unique approaches to challenges.

Case studies: Typically, n of 1 study of unique cases and clinical approaches that integrate Catholic and mental health components. Measurement of process and outcome of counseling is preferred in addition to narrative. Clinical cases should be de-identified.

Book Reviews

Call for Submissions to Integratus

The Catholic Psychotherapy Association has launched its flagship journal, Integratus: The Journal of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association, with the first issue published by Guilford Press in early 2023. Members and affiliates are invited to submit papers for consideration for publication.

The mission of Integratus is to serve scholars and practitioners with professional, peer-reviewed scholarship that integrates mental health sciences and Catholic theology. Integratus strives to be a source for insightful and trustworthy information for Catholic clergy, pastoral ministers, lay ministers, and the broader public. Integratus will publish interdisciplinary scholarship from various mental health fields (e.g., psychology, counseling, social work, marriage and family therapy, counselor education, psychiatry) focused on integrating varying degrees of Catholic spirituality, anthropology, and human formation. The aim of this journal is to harvest the untapped, rich psychological resources of the Catholic spiritual tradition and offer them to the mental health fields to make novel contributions into psychological theory, research, and practice. Integratus provides scholarship that informs and is informed by clinical practice, with a commitment to the full breadth and depth of the Catholic tradition and to the Magisterium, the teaching authority of the Church.

Manuscript Formatting and Lengths

  • Articles submitted for consideration should follow the style of the publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th edition):
  • All manuscripts must include an abstract containing a maximum of 250 words typed on a separate page. After the abstract, please supply up to five keywords or brief phrases.
  • List references in alphabetical order. Each listed reference should be cited in text, and each text citation should be listed in the references section.
  • All papers should focus on new and original work, i.e., the main part of the work should not have been published previously.
  • Original, full-length articles: ~25-30 typed, double-spaced pages, including references
  • Brief-reports, Clinical Reflections: ~5-15 typed, double-spaced pages, including references
  • Book Reviews: ~5-10 typed, double-spaced pages, including references

Visit the official Guilford Integratus Author page for more information and to submit a paper through the Scholastica manuscript portal

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